RE-vibe is the anti-distraction wearable you need in your life

If there’s a downside to having the world at our fingertips, it’s the myriad of distractions constantly taking our attention away from the task at hand. Getting focused (much less staying focused) often seems like a losing battle, but now, a partnership between Device Solutions and FokusLabs has found a way to leverage technology to help solve, rather than aid to this problem. The RE-vibe is the world’s first anti-distraction wearable, leveraging a proprietary algorithm to remind wearers to stay (or get back on) task, all by way of slight vibrations on the wrist.

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign (it was named one of the Top 7 Most Funded Wearables on the platform by Wearables Magazine), RE-vibe made its official debut on the marketplace Tuesday. Perfect for kids and adults alike, the team behind the device notes that the wearable is ideal for those with autism or ADHD. And while the primary purpose of RE-vibe is to keep wearers focused, it’s also designed to tell users when it’s time to take a break, rest their eyes, or just move on to the next big thing. And if you think that ignoring a buzzing on your wrist would be easy after awhile, think again — FokusLabs notes that their algorithm “is designed to make sure that the wearer doesn’t get accustomed to the reminders.” 

Weighing in at less than half an ounce and and capable of maintaining more than seven days of power on a single battery charge, RE-vibe comes to the user complete with three different anti-distraction levels and a homework mode. With its one-touch programming technology and no buttons to fiddle around with, there’s no thought involved in wearing the anti-distraction tool (because all your brain power needs to be saved for your work). Best of all, RE-vibe knows when it’s being worn, so it can save power when not in use. 

Originally designed for children by Rich Brancaccio, a former school psychologist who now serves as the co-founder and CEO of FokusLabs, RE-vibe has already garnered impressive testimonials from satisfied users and parents. “We have RE-vibes for both of our children (upper elementary and middle school),” wrote Sharon B., an early adopter. “Both children report that they enjoy wearing their RE-Vibes and feel it helps them stay on task during school. One of my children’s teachers even went out of her way to let me know she was having to redirect my child less since they started wearing the RE-Vibe.”

Of course, it’s not just children who can benefit from this focus-based technology. Popular demand necessitated that Brancaccio create an adult version as well, and now a larger wristband is also available.

So if you’re looking for a way to focus and have $99 laying around, head on over to FokusLabs and give yourself the gift of an attention span this holiday season.

Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: DIY smartphones and zip-on bike tires

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in October, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Black Panther’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, subdued humor, or anything in between.
Music

Jam out in style with the 25 best playlists on Spotify

Music is the world's most potent drug, and the best playlists on Spotify will make you catch feelings. We've scoured the service for its top collections, and brought them together in one place -- for you.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this summer with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Wearables

These are the best smartwatches for everything from fashion to fitness

Tempted to buy a smartwatch? If so, then the growing number of great models available means you've got plenty to choose from. But which one should you pick? Here is our list of the best smartwatches.
Wearables

Our favorite fitness trackers make it fun to keep moving

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available. Here are our picks for the best fitness trackers available right now.
Product Review

The all-new Palm wants to be many things, but it’s really just a tiny smartphone

The all-new Palm is here, and it’s tinier than ever. Exclusive to Verizon, it syncs to your primary smartphone and acts as a secondary device -- with features to help you disconnect from technology. But at $350, is it worth the high price…
Emerging Tech

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think -- so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you're in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset.
Mobile

Montblanc’s $995 Summit 2 watch stays on your wrist for longer between charges

Montblanc has taken the wraps off of the new Montblanc Summit 2 -- the first watch to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. The watch features a premium design and Google's Wear OS.
Product Review

The Huawei Watch GT’s battery life gets a tick, but the software may not tock

Huawei’s track record with smartwatches is strong, having releases two models and several spin-offs to general acclaim. This is the Watch GT, and it moves away from Google’s Wear OS to focus on fitness, yet stays ahead of the…
Mobile

Inferiority is a feature now! Palm's new plan is psychotic

The Palm is a smartphone to reduce your smartphone usage, or a small smartphone for when you don't want to carry your big smartphone. Palm itself doesn't seem sure which it is, but either way, it's a product that's so witless, we're amazed…
Mobile

With Spotify for WearOS, you no longer need your phone to stream music

A Spotify app will soon be available for download on Wear OS smartwatches. Whether you're working out or lounging at home, you'll soon be able to access and control your music straight from your wrist.
Deals

The best Apple Watch deals for October 2018

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now for all three models of this great smartwatch.
Mobile

The Verizon GizmoWatch puts a quick-communication device on your kid’s wrist

Verizon is taking another shot at building a smartwatch for youngsters. The company announced the Verizon GizmoWatch, which boasts 4G connectivity and helps parents keep track of their children.